Bringing The Beauty Back To Red Clay Tiles
When our client searched for professional tiles, you can’t beat the results achieved by a professional quarry tile cleaning company like Abbey Floor Care (Me).cleaning Birmingham, she discovered that when it comes to cleaning quarry
This red clay quarry tile floor is around 90 years old, located in the historic area of Bournville in Birmingham.
There were only a few cracked tiles and a small area where cement had been used to fill a lost tile edge. But other than that, the floor was in very good condition considering its age.
Main Problems With The Floor
The main issues the customer had with their floor were:
- the gloss surface sealer was scratched and worn in a number of areas, particularly by the entrance door and along one wall. The problem along the wall was probably caused by the sealer not adhering to the floor as opposed to wearing through abrasion.
- three were a few areas where cement has been used to repair the where old carpet gripper had been removed.
- over the years the floor has settled, which is quite natural. However, there were a couple of places where the grout had come loose and needed replacing
How We Restored The Floor
We started by installing protective plastic sheeting to the walls and adjoining rooms to protect them from splashes and spills from the work area.
Cleaning quarry tiles generally starts by removing the old sealers. And here we applied a layer of broad-spectrum sealer and coating remover and left it for a couple of hours to do its work.
We used rotating brushes and hand pads to carefully remove the coating.
The floor was then rinsed to remove all traces of sealer remover and leave in a neutral condition.
Throughout we were careful not to over wet the floor because we did not want water to migrate into the subfloor.
One the floor was dry we coloured the grey cement repairs with a red marker pen
Then we treated it with stone oil to enhance the ocular of the tiles
Once the stone oil had cured we applied a couple of coats of impregnating sealer to improve the protection.
Now the floor was protected filled the missing grout with dark grey grout.
Finally, we applied a layer of clear wax that was buffed to create a beautiful sheen
The result is a that looks as if it has been carefully cared for so retaining a beautiful finish.
The client was absolutely delighted with the clean and the finish.
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